If you know your ECU history, you know about “Coach Stas,” football coach Clarence Stasavich. He’s the man credited with bringing big time college football to Greenville. His youngest son Walter subsequently grew up in Pitt County and later was Greenville’s director of parks and recreation, developing River Park North. Today that property is home to, among many other things, The Walter L. Stasavich Science and Nature Center.
The center is home to a 70 seat theater, a turtle touch tank, a 10,000 gallon freshwater aquarium, and several live snake exhibits.
The River Park is home to multiple recreational and educational opportunities at what is described as one of Greenville’s premier science and nature facilities. The 324 acres and 1.2 miles of forest, small ponds, and open grassland are home to fishing, pedal boating, camping, play zones, hiking trails, a fossil pit, and picnic shelters and grills.
Schools, scouts, and organizations can schedule visits in advance. You can stop by or make arrangements at 252-329-4560